Attleboro, MA (PRWEB) May 17, 2006
Pet and pet services classified ads online are creating new marketplaces where pet service providers, pet breeders, and pet owners are meeting and doing business 24 hours a day and seven days a week using the internet. According to the IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) in a study sponsored by Price Waterhouse, Classified Advertising Spending was at 577 Million Dollars for the last quarter of 2005. This represents an annual spend of over Two Billion Dollars. Although the Report does not specify the type of classified ads that were posted online, it is easy to guess that Pet and Pet Services Classified ads have grown with every other category.
And while Pet and Pet Services Classified Ads online have continued to meet the needs of legitimate service providers and those who may want to post a pet for sale ad, it has also led to the necessity for these website operators to take steps to reduce the number of scams and frauds that are perpetrated through pet classified ads. http://Petboro.com has recently modified their database to remove free memberships in order to deal with scammers who had been posting fake ads.
According to Sarfaraz Nasir, the webmaster at Petboro, “In order to remove fraudulent postings on our site, we have removed more than 6,000 free members and now only allowing paid members to post classifieds.”
By changing to a paid membership base and allowing only paying members to post their classified ads, Petboro has in effect created a system that will protect both pet buyers and pet sellers. Petboro will allow people to post their Wanted Pet Classified Ads without registration and without cost, but only registered members will be able to contact the advertisers. Paid Membership benefits include placing unlimited pet classifieds with photos plus free directory listing in the Pet Business Directory. Membership fee is only $4.99/month. For a limited time, new members who sign up can get two years for the price of one.
As online pet classified websites continue to crop up, it will be important to recognize that established sites such as Petboro have experience in helping people find the pets they want while minimizing the risks associated with conducting business online. Using an established pet classified listing website also provides those who have pet services to advertise with a safe and cost effective place to sell their wares and services.
Pet Finder websites and pet classified ads websites will continue to see progressive growth as more and more people go online to find services and products.
http://www.Petboro.com was established in 2004 and has been serving the pet needs of its members proudly for over 2 years. With a continuing commitment to excellence in the pet classified listing services and a strong desire to prevent pet classified advertising fraud, petboro.com remains a “safe haven” for advertisers of pets for sale ads, pet adoption ads and pet services ads.